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Melissa Rakowski
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Myra Hoefer - a woman with impeccable and ever evolving taste.
Myra Hoefer is a California designer that I always admired.  She had a wonderful gift for combining the natural, neutral and easy California style with french elegance. In early May, she passed away at the age of 68.  It is a loss to the design world becaus...

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Tempted To Begin A "Mini" Animal Farm.
For all my blogger readers that are getting to know me, I AM (full disclosure) A MAJOR ANIMAL LOVER!!  ...except for reptiles and snakes. I am a huge dog lover.  Love them in all shapes and sizes.  I have had a special bond with dogs since I was a baby.  Wh...

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Van Wyke Events- elegance abounds
I had seen some crazy beautiful photos of a NYC event planners birthday party that intrigued me enough to find out more about him.  His name is Bronson Van Wyke of  Van Wyke Events Their work is soo!!...  beautiful  that I had to show some inspiration shots...

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Anthropologie Knocks It Out Of The Park With Their New Arrivals
Anthropologie is a "go to" place for an unusual mix of women's apparel.  But, it should also be your "go to" place for unusual and affordable lighting and furniture.  Their Spring 2015 arrivals are gorgeous!!!!  Take a look of just a few of their new items....

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Blushing for Spring Fashion, Decor and Paint!
 Hello from 1 degree Connecticut.  Yes, just like much of the United States, we are freezing a #$$es off!!  Who knew that the expression "as cold as Siberia" could actually be true!!  This ferocious blast of cold is coming straight from Siberia!! And this i...

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Breaking News! Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow.
Happy groundhog day from very, very snowy Connecticut.    We are snowbound for the day.  Punxsutawney Phil delivered the bad news this morning that we are in for six more weeks of snow.  Thanks, Phil! With that news, I need a reminder that Spring will be he...

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Valentine's Day Gift from Mint! Take a look.
My last post was about some special and different gifts for  Valentine's Day.  I ran across another today that I needed to share. It is Minted.com's  Minted Heart Shaped Snap Shots .  You upload 30 photos of your your choice and then they are converted to a...

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So Much Better Than Flowers or Chocolate on Valentine's Day.
With Valentine's Day approaching fast,  I thought I would offer some alternatives to flowers, candy or even more extravagent a gift of jewelry.  I am a huge fan of Etsy and specifically the artist and photographers.  So here are some suggestions as Valentin...
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